Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Magician's Doll by M.L. Roble
"They are stronger. They are coming. They will arrive!"
Life would be so much better for twelve-year-old Natalie if she and her mother weren’t different: other kids wouldn’t pick on her, she wouldn’t have to get into fights, she might even have friends.
But Natalie has abilities that set her apart, and despite her very best efforts to have a normal life, her developing “gift” has a way of upending them all.
Then one day a big top circus rolls into town bringing with it Beausoleil the Magician, his daughter Louisa, and his mysterious doll. Strange things are afoot with Beausoleil’s arrival, and in his wake, an eerie storm is approaching. Soon Natalie discovers there is more to her world and the people around her than she knew, and that being different is just the tip of the iceberg...
The Magician’s Doll sparks readers’ imaginations with a tale of magical discoveries, profound friendships, a fight against evil, and the growth that comes with facing your fears and accepting who you are.
Pub Date Jan 10 2013
File Size: 480 KB
Print Length: 320 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0988421313
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
My Review: The Magician's Doll by M.L. Roble
In my mind the doll is so much better than the cover picture. I liked some of the twists and turns the book took me. I guessed a few of them but so many were a surprise to me. The Magician's Doll takes you on a fun, dramatic, adventure. With a paranormal side to it and the fun of a circus visit. There are characters that you fall for and others you hate. There are bullies, heroes, protective characters and evil characters.
Natalie is one of the main characters. She is a twelve year old girl whose mom embarrasses her. She is feeling different from others and she does not want to be. She fights changes. Her mom has raised her by herself.
Phillip is her friend. His father has disappeared. He wants to find him badly. His mom has her own shop selling her clothing that she makes.
Natalie and Phillip's mothers are keeping secrets from them. They try and figure out the secrets.
The circus comes to town and Natalie and Phillip are excited to visit and see all that they can see. During the magic show they both rush up to the stage to volunteer to help the magician where he brings a doll to life. During there time on stage something happens to Natalie and she ends up passing out. Things really start to change from there.
You don't want to put the book down. What is happening to Natalie? What secrets are their parents hiding? How do they know the Magician? Who are they hiding from? There are many questions and they unfold a little at a time. It is a fascinating ride.
This is a story that anyone can enjoy. I would say it is aimed at middle school readers. It is a clean read
I was given this ebook to read and in return I agreed to give honest review of it from Net Galley.
It is a fast paced book. A lot of the book takes place at the circus as it comes to their small town.